Sí Se Puede
Abhinaya Dance Company of San José presents “Si Se Puede” in the classical Bharatanatyam idiom, the concert portrays the struggles of César Chávez and his fight for farmworker rights. The concert is presented in association with the San Jose Multicultural Artists Guild.
In May 1995 to commemorate the 125th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi, Abhinaya presented ‘Gandhi-the Mahatma’. In this show, Mythili Kumar presented a brief solo work based upon Cesar Chavez’s farmworker strikes which had been inspired by Gandhi’s non-violent civil resistance movement. Building upon this work, the company presents vivid portrayals of Cesar Chavez’s life, his struggles as a hardworking farmworker, his awareness of Gandhi’s non-violent principles and his leadership through forming the United Farmworkers union fighting for the rights of the farmworkers. The fight for decent wages and working conditions continue to this day.
17th Annual Girlfriend Appreciation Day
San Jose Mulitcultural Artist Guild and Tabia will present the 17th Annual Girlfriend Appreciation Day on Saturday, March 23, 2019, from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm at the School of Arts and Culture Mexican Heritage Plaza Pavilion, located at 1700 Alum Rock Ave. in San Jose. A buffet lunch will be served at noon. Purchase tickets at Brown Paper Tickets.
Dr. Jewel Diamond Taylor returns once again to inspire and ignite our sisterhood! A day of community, friendship, fun, and fabulousness! Entertainment, audience participation, vendors and much more!
Artists in Residence
SJMAG operates three programs: our Theater program offers productions performed by Tabia African American Theatre Ensemble each season; our Community Arts program stages performances and workshops at community venues; our Arts Education program offers in-school, after-school, and summertime multicultural arts education activities. These programs promote public awareness of the region’s racial and cultural diversity and of the contributions of artists of color to its cultural vitality.
Tabia, based in San Jose, is in its twentieth season of performances in the Bay Area. The name Tabia, is a Swahili word for “talented”, and represents the creativity, devotion and diversity of the Ensemble’s pool of artists. Find out more.
Teatro Familia Aztlan’s artistic vision is committed to developing and performing new productions based on the artistic history of ancient and contemporary Chicano/Mexicano and Latino culture. Find out more.
Maiko’s powerful performances uniquely fuse African, Latin and Brazilian drums and percussion instrumentstd spoken word to celebrate and honor the triumphs and achievements of women of diverse cultures. Find out more.
SJMAG’s Arts Education Program offers enrichment classes in school, after-school and summertime to children of all ages with hands on experience in Performing Arts. We offer dance, theater and music classes that are in line with the California Visual and Performing Arts Standards. Find out more.